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Eph 5.25 +

Eph 5.25

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,

& gave himself for it.”

 

If I were to ask some to name their favorite soloist/vocal group I wonder how many would be singers a holiness pastor invites to his church? And, if I were to ask some who their favorite preacher is, I wonder how many would name a man who preaches the doctrine of a 2nd definite work of grace? Are we being drawn away by CD & play-list singers who are Calvinists or tongues? Are we adoring radio/TV preachers who can “really preach’ but whose message seldom-if-ever addresses living above sin?  Hello?!? – 7/7/20

 

“Very few people are doing the best they can. More people are doing what they want to do

& as little as they can, rather than the best they can.”

– Roy S Nicholson

 

You can not love God too much. Hear it, CANNOT. Everything else on earth you can. You can love your wife too much. You can love your kids too much. You can love your job too much, your home, your country. (It’s OK to love/like the above but they have a “pecking order” – The Lord is Lord over all of them.) – 7/8/20

 

“…The church will succeed in proportion

that she corrects the spirit of the age.”

– G Campbell Morgan

 

NO IMAGE

The picture-less plain folk may have seemed odd

When we first heard of them, perhaps.

No younger “dad & mom” on the wall

Nor grandparents with you on their laps.

 

Those of us who once accepted photos had a few

Seemed to us it was kinda-sorta “OK”

Now we’re inundated with pictures (images).

We have to see what was for “supper” yesterday.

 

We see the dog/cat that just passed away.

And half-dressed grandkids in the summer park.

Some shots are good photography

Other are too light, too blurry, too dark.

 

“Well” ( humph ) “I don’t worship these pics.”

Good, I’m really glad you do not

But I notice that you keep hundreds

And know where they are – the very spot.

 

We’re so effected by photos, drawings, CGI’s

Images, cartoons & comic book women & men

Funny paper strips, doctored photos, films

We have addiction to them. A modern sin?

– eab, 7/8/18

 

Prepare to believe all miracles of the OT & NT but be prepared to reject most post NT miracles.

“…Deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of…MIRACLES which he had power to do…”(Rev 13.14).

“For they are the spirits of devils, working MIRACLES…”(Rev 16.14).

“…The beast was taken & with him the false prophet that wrought MIRACLES before him…”(Rev 19.20).

These are the only references to miracles in Revelations – Be Ware! 7/8/20

 

“When a man receives the blessing of holiness he is ready for it. He is willing to take the consequences. He believes the promises of God…He trusts God for it.”

– John Paul

 

Rev 6.9

“…when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them

that were slain for the word of God & for the testimony which they held:”

 

One of the missing parts of the Lord’s Day AM worship, is the Reading of God’s Word. The pastor can read a chapter which will fit with his message. He can designate a deacon to read (or more than one, on rotation) & let him/them choose the chapter to read. He (or another) can lead the morning congregation in Responsive Readings from the hymnal. Assembling in His House is a perfect time hear &/or participate in the Bible Reading. Don’t make all the words man’s words – you can include God’s Eternal Words. – 7/9/20

 

“Die to live, Lose to save, Give to have.”

– G I Norman

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